I recently took out a trophy and $300 cash for winning the very first "Wall to Wall" painting competition at the Corner Gallery in Subiaco, Perth. I was competing against 4 fabulous artists: Kiara Thomas, Breezy-E, Girrl Toy and RLSM. We had 2 hours to paint a wall and the winner was decided on crowd votes.
Behold! The second mural I’ve ever done and I think it looks pretty swish, if I do say so myself… I painted it using spray paint and palm leaves for the background, and acrylic paint for all the detail work.
It’s painted in Red Stripe Clothing in Northbridge, Perth. If you’re in the area pop in and say hi to the lovely staff!
In other news I’m so stoked to be interviewed for Venus Goes Gidget… AAAANNNDDD… a certain surfboard maven is going to be flying over to Sydney in August to run some surfboard painting workshops with the lovely folks from V.G.G… anyone interested? http://venusgoesgidget.com/2014/05/fieldey-artist-gidget/
My newest piece of YouTube madness is here!
In this episode, I'm getting groovy with spray paint and paint markers to custom paint a surfboard with an old-school tattoo inspired skull and moray eel.
In the video I'm using Molotow Belton Premium Aerosols and ONE4ALL paint markers and inks, the surfboard was supplied by Star Surf and Skate, with location is The Apple, in Bridgetown, Western Australia, sponsored by The Butcher Shop.
Filming and editing by Matt Fieldes Photography. http://www.mattfieldesphotography.com/
Big thank you to our sponsors:
Molotow Paint Australia: http://molotow.com.au/
Star Surf and Skate: http://www.starsurf.com.au/
The Butcher Shop: http://www.thebutchershop.com.au/
I’m very proud to announce the birth of my very first online store – Fieldey’s Kustom Board Graphics!
Whether you’re getting a surfboard made and want to order an inlay to protect and strengthen your board, or you want to give an old board a new lease on life with a full board vinyl decal, you’ll find something rad here! All the artworks have been hand painted by yours truly, and are available to purchase in a variety of sizes to suit your stick.
Mike ordered the Hula Bula Hellcat inlay for his 9’1 McTavish custom mal, it was printed on a silk polymer mesh inlay and then glassed into the bottom of the board by McTavish’s talented team of shapers. I think it looks awesome, and he’s stoked with it as well! The artwork is 100% permanent, UV resistant and it also doubles the strength of the fibreglass.
Check out the full range of Fieldey designs available as either inlays or full board vinyl decals – which one is your favourite?
BEHOLD! The newest edition to Fieldey TV – the catchily titled “How to paint a surfboard with spraypaint.” In two molten-hot days in the middle of summer (38ºC anyone?) Dan Duggan, Matt Fieldes and I, bravely filmed this tutorial, which turned out to be a cracker! It’s sponsored by Molotow Paint Australia, The Butcher Shop and Star Surf and Skate. Massive thanks for Matt Fieldes Photography for the quality filming.
Who would've thought the dorkiest kid at school would end up featured in a surf magazine? Not me - that's for sure, but here I am and I couldn't be more stoked!
I did the interview with White Horses Magazine, Australia's most epically beautiful and classy surf mag, late last year. I rabbit on about many things, in particular how I got good at drawing horses and how I went on to becoming a surfboard artist... which was an unexpected and awesome twist in my career aspirations, since being scared off becoming an artist by a well meaning Year 10 careers advisor.
Take a gander and have a read, and if you're into surfing you should subscribe to this mag, it really is a spectacular piece of work, the photographers who are featured are amazing and the stories are beautifully written and engaging.
I painted a series of designs for Iron Fist Clothing last year and now I have one of the new items in my clammy little palms… so stoked with how it came out! Here she is with the assorted products I used to paint her.
Surf Careers.com contacted me for a wee interview for their blog – check it out if you want to know about my favourite surf session or my advice for up-and-coming artists!
I had an awesome excuse to try out some new techniques and materials when I was asked to paint a board (donated by Star Surf + Skate) for Sea Shepherd Perth’s Relentless fundraiser this week! Check out the rad “making of” clip below courtesy of Matt Fieldes Photography.
Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of competing head to head against the gentlemanly Shrink in round 1 of the new ArtGames spring series at The Good Shepherd Bar in Leederville, Perth.
It was a brutal contest of wills and skills and we both had 100 minutes to artistically riff on the theme “Into Action”. There was no reference material allowed, so between that and the crowd of people watching me I was seriously freaked out. I came through with the goods at the end thanks to my patented “hairdryer-powered glitter bazooka” which fired a high-powered cloud of silver glitter over some strategically placed PVA glue. Check it all out in the movie below, filmed and edited by my chief photographer and brother, Matt Fieldes.